• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category ID3 / meta data
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Release 3.9
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Terry The Great - 2011-12-13
Last edited by bluebrother - 2012-01-03

FS#12451 - Some metadata characters are not being displayed properly

Player: Sansa Fuze v2
Original manufacturer’s firmware version: 02.03.33
Rockbox version: 3.10 (current version)

The characters ‘ (left single quote), ’ (right single quote or apostrophe), “ (left double quote), ” (right double quote) and : (colon) from the metadata (song title, artist, album title) of any MP3 (ID3v2.3) are displayed as a box outlined in dots on the WPS screen display. This occurs with all of the fonts and when any theme is being used. The original Sansa® Fuze™ firmware does not have this problem.

For visual proof of this complaint, view the website: (At 9.47 Megabytes, it was too big for your file attachment limits)

Closed by  bluebrother
2012-01-03 21:59
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

No response from the reporter.

Also, the tone in the report is pretty inappropriate. Unless the reporter is willing to help with this (likely a problem related to the files' metadata) issue there's no point in keeping this open.

And for completeness: Foo(R) Bar TM.

Post a link to the file.

Have you selected the correct codepage?

This works for me with ID3 version 2.3 and 2.4 tags written by EasyTAG 2.1.6. What tagging program are you using?

According to Wikipedia ID3v2.4 is the first version that allows storing data as UTF-8. Since you claim your tags to be v2.3 the data has to use either UTF-16 (which I doubt, since Windows usually uses local encodings) or ISO8859-1 encoding. ISO8859-1 doesn’t contain the characters you’re complaining about, cp1252 does. This looks pretty much like Windows storing the tags as cp1252 (which is *similar* to ISO8859-1 but not identical), the Sandisk firmware following Windows’ wrongly used encoding and Rockbox using the encoding that is specified.

As has been said, without the file it’s impossible to analyze this.


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